Universal Orlando Hotels Nearby

Universal in Orlando just keeps expanding and with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter adding more and more area’s in the park, there are additional perks to staying at one of the Hotels near Universal Orlando Fl. It used to be, when you said that you were heading off on vacation to Orlando, it was pretty much a given that meant you were going to Disney World. As time has progressed, Universal Orlando has done a great job of building up in this area and providing some much needed competition to everything Disney World. If you have not been to Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure, you are in for a real treat. If you have been to these parks in the past, things just keep on changing and it is worth taking a trip back.

What Universal Orlando Hotels are Near?

Similar to its rival, the Mouse to the South, Universal Orlando knows how important it is to take care of their guests. With this in mind, it was important for Universal to offer their own brand of themed Resorts to rival those built in Disney World. Staying close to the Universal Theme Parks is a nice convenience but having early access to the parks is a pretty big benefit for staying at one of the Universal Studios Orlando Hotels.

Where is the best place to stay?

If you do decide that you want to stay at one of the Universal Orlando Resort Orlando Fl, the next issue is to figure out which one fits you the best. All of the properties are very close to both Universal Studios and Islands of adventure so it really comes down to the theme you like the best and the price you are willing to pay.

Hard Rock Hotel Universal Orlando

Closest: Just a short 0.2 mile walk from the side entrance
View of the Orlando Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando 960
| 4 Star Rating

Orlando Hard Rock Hotel Address

 5800 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Water Park Amenities:

  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Kiddie Area
  • Lazy River
  • Zero Entry
  • Water Slides
  • Wave Pool
  • Water Sports
  • Lifeguards
  • Cabana

So many guests want to stay at the famous Hard Rock Hotel mainly because of the prestige of the name but after they learn about what it has to offer, they come back because of the incredible fun and features built in. You know that you are going to be surrounded by your favorite Rock n’ Roll greats but did you realize that you can have your very own Jam session in your room. All you have to do is make a call to have your very own fender guitar brought to your room and start playing to your hearts content. Where else can you do something like this? The Pool area is very large with a long 260 foot Water Slide, Zero Entry Access, Underwater Music and a Children’s Play area.

Royal Pacific Resort

2nd Shortest: You will have a short 0.7 mile walk
Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando overlooking lake and beach area

Loews Royal Pacific Resort Address

 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, Fl 32819

On the Islands of Adventure side of the park, you have the Loews Royal Pacific Resort where it is time to enter the island living in the South Pacific. Keeping with the theme of the islands, you will have access to a large lagoon style pool in the middle of this massive complex. There is not a Water Slide or Lazy river at this resort but bear in mind that all of the Universal Studios Orlando Hotels are considered sister properties and share their amenities with all of the visiting guests.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Not too far: Only 1 mile walking on the beautiful water trail
View of the Italian Harbor with sailboats at the Loews Portofino Bay Resort Universal Orlando 960
| 4 Star Rating

Loews Portofino Bay Resort Address

 5601 Universal Blvd, Orlando, Fl 32819

Water Park Amenities:

  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Kiddie Area
  • Lazy River
  • Zero Entry
  • Water Slides
  • Wave Pool
  • Water Sports
  • Lifeguards
  • Cabana

Take a tour of Italy and stay at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel located right behind the Hard Rock Hotel. As you walk around this Italian themed property you will notice all of the nuances that make up this elegantly styled Universal resort. There is no shortage of fun things to do at Portofino Bay with it having a very large pool area and even 2 other Quiet Pools on the property if you want to get in some reading during your visit. The large Aqueduct style Water Slide is sure to be a hit, not only with the kids but you will see many of the adults giving this one a try as well.

Cabana Bay Resort Orlando Fl

The Farthest: of the Universtal Hotels - Buses are recommended
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Cabana Bay Beach Resort Address

 6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, Fl 32819

Go back in time and stay at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort where the 50’s are brought back to life. This is Universal’s more moderate priced locations making it unique yet less expensive for guests to visit and still stay on their property. When you hear about all of the amenities this place has to offer, it is surely one that you will have to see and take in for yourself. The large Swimming pool comes equipped with a Water Slide, Zero-Entry access and even a Lazy River. This resort even comes with it’s very own 10 lane bowling alley for additional family fun.

Other Hotels near Universal Orlando

There are a number of other Hotels and Resorts nearby the Universal Orlando Theme Parks. Our goal is to focus on locations that offer Water Fun amenities that you might find at a Water Park and at this time we have only added locations that meet our criteria.

Benefits of staying at a Universal Property

There are many reasons to stay at one of the properties that Universal calls home. Not only do you get to stay at a wonderfully thought out themed area but you are very close to the action at Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and City Walk. Leave the car parked because you will no need it during your stay. On top of the beauty and convenience, you also get early entry to certain locations of the parks during your visit. You almost feel as if you are a VIP and the Universal Brass has invited you for your very own tour. Definitely something to consider.

Transportation to the Parks

I always find it very intriguing to sit back and see how these resorts take care of guests. One way to make sure everything runs smooth on your trip is to take provided transportation so you are not fumbling around in your own vehicle in an unfamiliar place. Universal created an amazing waterway that connects all of their properties except for the newest Cabana Bay Resort. At all of the others, you have the option to just hop aboard the Water Taxi system and be ferried back and forth to the locations in the resort that you desire. You are also close enough to walk if you would like.